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07-22-2002, 05:27 PM
Question - I want to add something to a web page that I have designed. I want to give the person the ability to email the page that they are looking at. Most of the web sites that I have looked at bring up a form for you to enter an email address and then it sends the information. I would like to make a print screen of the web page in the body of the email for them to send to whomever. I would like when they select Email Page that it open the person's default email program. The information that we would be sending would be duynamic information and not static

07-22-2002, 06:29 PM
You will probably need to use a server-side language such as PHP to do that.

07-22-2002, 08:59 PM
maybe you could just send a link to the page?

using the persons default email it is quite easy (i think).

this kind of code:

window.location = "mailto:" + emailAddress + "&subject='come to this page'&body='" + window.location + "'"

you have to define the variable emailAddress (eg from a form). all this does is send an email with a link to the current page - maybe not what you're looking for. if you need to actually send the html content of a page in the email, you will probably need a server-side language. but this idea would work as a minimum.

lots of websites do have an 'email this page' form, i'll try to find out how this works.

07-22-2002, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the responses - any help is greatly appreciated.


07-22-2002, 09:10 PM
Well, instead of sending a 'Print screen' of the page, which would send only a picture of the monitor and be a large image, you could look for a way to send the HTML for your page through E-mail. If the person's E-mail program supports HTML email then they would see your web page - A link though would also work.